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Old 4th October 2008, 15:58   #16
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Congrats mate.... there are only a few cars that can put a smile to your face... 500 is one of them... does that to me atleast.
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Congrats Omar. Its the first on t-bhp. Waiting for you to take delivery and post the pics. Red looks stunning. I saw that in the showroom in concorde. Enjoy the ride.
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Congrats Omar, its one of my favorite cars around too. price not withstanding
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Thanks Guys,

It is very encouraging !!

I will definitely post pics once I get the car.

Cheers

Omar

I will also paint the brake calipers red. I got the heat resisting paint !! They come red only in the 1.4 petrol model.

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Congrats on the car choice - have you got it as yet? Would love pics.
I somehow found the red a little too bright - and the dash of red in the interiors wasn't my style!
But thats just about the only sore point! The car seems to be a joy to drive in etc etc
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Congrats on the car choice - have you got it as yet? Would love pics.
I somehow found the red a little too bright - and the dash of red in the interiors wasn't my style!
But thats just about the only sore point! The car seems to be a joy to drive in etc etc
Hi Benji

I am happy you like the car, I'll get the car only in November end, I went for the red because I felt is was a bit sportier with the sports interior.

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Congrats Omar, that's going to be one rare car on Indian roads, rarer than Mercs and Beemers.

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Then there is a new thing called DRL- Day Running Lights, they are some thing found on the Audi A4 (they certainly are more stylish on the A4), on the 500 they are just two small lights, they are supposed to be switched on during the day, I dunno why !! And there are loads of other stuff.
My 1997 Chevy Malibu had DRLs, like most American cars since late 90s. This is not something new. It is usually at 90% during daylight and it brightens to full power when the daylight fades. I never had to turn on my lights in the 2.5 years of my ownership of that car.
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Congrats. I see a lot of these here in Windsor since I guess there is an active 500 owners club near Eton.
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Its really sad that the Government is making you pay so much of taxes for fulfilling your desire. If not for the duty, the car would be about 8 lakhs. End of the day, its 8 lakhs worth that you are buying, but the policies are so skewed that you are being taken for a ride.

They don't even let us import second hand stuff man, I mean for the price of a new Swift, I can get a decent C Class, and the Government has no right to snatch away my right just to make some Tata or Bajaj richer
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Congratulations Omar, you're among those very very few who place passion above everything else.. The 500 is one car I would give my right arm to own, whatever the price !!
The white colour available here rocks, in fact I personally feel the 500 looks best in white.
Take good care of her you lucky dude, and do keep posting pictures / reviews as you go along.
And lastly, if you ever are in Mumbai, do drop in to one of our Fiat Club meets - you'll be guest of honour.
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@ Omar - Beautiful car dude...I saw a 500 in red, sports trim here in Mumbai [Vashi] Pics below...

This is probably what your's will look like

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I think it looks beautiful, was trying to convince my dad to get it, but he wants a 2 door sports car...oh well such is life.

Wish you well with your latest acquisition.
Please post pics when you get it.

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PS: Pics are courtesy of my N95, so please forgive the quality...
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P.S. Why do posts take soo long to appear after I have posted them

thats because your posts are first approved by the moderators.once you have crossed 50 posts,then you will see your post instantly.
you can go through the announcement section and check the membership level thread
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Hi Omar,

Nice decision there mate !! It is a fantastic looking car.

OT - I guess you and me are the only people based both in Agra & UK !! I got a shoe business in Agra and a buying house in the UK.

Hope to see your 500 in Agra soon !! In Sadar Bazr .. lol
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Congrats on your new ride. Please please do post a review once you get the delivery. Cant wait to hear a first hand review. The 500 is way out of my reach for now, but she's one heck of a car. Take good care of her, and if you do get tired of her, I'll be most willing to take her off your hands.....
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I'll be most willing to take her off your hands.....
i'm sure theres plenty of us who belong to that category
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